REVIEW ½ It's OK That You're Not OK Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand

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REVIEW ½ It's OK That You're Not OK Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand ´ A New Resource for Those Experiencing Loss With It’s OK That You’re Not OK Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we help others who havBout how grief should unfold allows us to accept it as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve • Practical guidance for managing stress improving sleep and decreasing anxiety without trying to fix your pain Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged dismissed and misunderstood by a culture that wants to solve grief Megan writes Grief no needs a solution than love needs a solution It’s OK That You’re Not OK is a book for grieving people those who love them and all those seeking to love themselves and each other bett. I read Megan's book with my dad's death in mind What she had to offer was so helpful and made me feel better about the fact that the typical approaches to dealing with my grief felt not just inadeuate but they actually made me feel worse The amazing thing is that not only did thinking about things differently take an immense load off of me around my father's death but also around some other relationships that I've lost in the last few years Her work is eually applicable to the grief of the loss of a loved one and the loss of a friendship I suspect I'll find there are even places in my life that her work applies Highly recommend

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A New Resource for Those Experiencing Loss With It’s OK That You’re Not OK Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we help others who have endured tragedy Having experienced grief from both sides as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss love and healing She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal happy life replacing it with a far healthier middle. This is hands down the best book on grief I've found and I've been looking for a good many years now Megan Devine introduces the topic by telling readers that she had been a therapistgrief counselor giving her clients the standard advice about getting past grief moving on finding closure etc Then her fiance died and she discovered that none of that was helpful This book contains the wisdom she's gained after ten years of living with grief; trying to figure out why so much of our cultural reaction to death and grief is not only not helpful but actually hurtful and harmful to mourners; and starting her own website to let people share their stories of loss and find validation and really listening to what people say there This book treats everyone both mourners and the often clueless and lost friends who'd like to help but don't know how with great kindness and empathy It helps the grief stricken cope with well meaning attempts to fix them and points out that death isn't fixable You don't move on after the death of someone important and irreplaceable You just keep moving It also has some really helpful advice about coping with the cognitive issues posed by grief when a person's brain is occupied with trying to reorganize a world that no longer makes sense and dealing with the often crippling anxiety that follows a loss I strongly recommend this to anyone who is currently or has ever been in mourning It's not an easy read it acknowledges and touches all the sore spots very gently but they're still sensitive and I found myself crying a lot but that acknowledgement and understanding flow off every page like a soft warm blanket I also recommend this to everyone because at some point you or someone you love will be bereaved and the information in this book is worth knowing ahead of time It won't help with the pain but it will help with caring for yourself or that other person Thank you Megan Devine for being so thoughtful and for sharing your pain and your ongoing journey on this road which no one wants to walk but which is nevertheless crowded with people who need the comforting you offer

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It's OK That You're Not OK Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't UnderstandPath one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it On this unabridged audio recording read by the author Megan offers stories research life tips and creative and mindfulness based practices to guide us through an experience we all must face With Megan’s gentle but direct guidance you’ll learn • Why well meaning advice therapy and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief • How challenging the myths of grief doing away with stages timetables and unrealistic ideals a. Suffering from a very recent loss myself I have been on the uest to cope to try and understand my grief Although I could relate to situations and the emotions I didn’t really connect with it Perhaps this book was not for me but it does make a lot of valid points